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Pelicans’ Devonte’ Graham charged with DWI

New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte' Graham

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 24: Devonte’ Graham #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on before the game against the Phoenix Suns during Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2022 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham was charged with driving while impaired (DWI) after being arrested Thursday in Raleigh, N.C., according to court records.

Graham grew up in Raleigh and previously played for the Charlotte Hornets. Acquired by the Pelicans last year, he spent most of the season as their starting point guard. But he fell to the fringe of their playoff rotation behind C.J. McCollum and Jose Alvarado.

The NBA typically suspends players convicted of drunk driving for two games. However, many people charged with DWI accept plea deals to a lesser offense.